H.R. 2657: Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jul 11, 2013 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 303

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 2657

[Report No. 113–412]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 11, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

April 10, 2014

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain Federal lands in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming, previously identified as suitable for disposal, and for other purposes.


1.

Sale of certain Federal lands previously identified as suitable for disposal

(a)

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2013.

(b)

Competitive sale of lands

The Secretary shall offer the identified Federal lands for disposal by competitive sale for not less than fair market value as determined by an independent appraiser.

(c)

Existing rights

The sale of identified Federal lands under this section shall be subject to valid existing rights.

(d)

Proceeds of sale of lands

All net proceeds from the sale of identified Federal lands under this section shall be deposited directly into the Treasury for reduction of the public debt.

(e)

Report

Not later than 4 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate—

(1)

a list of any identified Federal lands that have not been sold under subsection (b) and the reasons such lands were not sold; and

(2)

an update of the report submitted to Congress by the Secretary on May 27, 1997, pursuant to section 390(g) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (Public Law 104–127; 110 Stat. 1024), including a current inventory of the Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary that are suitable for disposal.

(f)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Identified Federal lands

The term identified Federal lands means the parcels of Federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary that were identified as suitable for disposal in the report submitted to Congress by the Secretary on May 27, 1997, pursuant to section 390(g) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (Public Law 104–127; 110 Stat. 1024), except the following:

(A)

Lands not identified for disposal in the applicable land use plan.

(B)

Lands subject to a Recreation and Public Purpose conveyance application.

(C)

Lands identified for State selection.

(D)

Lands identified for Indian tribe allotments.

(E)

Lands identified for local government use.

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

April 10, 2014

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed